Geoffrey Kors

Palm Springs City Council, District 3

Geoff will continue his long legacy of LGBTQ advocacy on the Palm Springs City Council

Biography

Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Kors is a longtime LGBTQ Activist. Geoff served for nine years as Executive Director of Equality California where he led the effort to transform California from a state with almost no legal protections for the LGBTQ community to the state with the broadest protections in the nation. During that time, Geoff helped pass more than 70 bills, many of which he conceived of and drafted. He also served as Government Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and as the Director of the ACLU of Illinois Gay & Lesbian and AIDS & Civil Liberties Projects. As a member of the Palm Springs City Council Geoff has been an advocate for LGBTQ Rights, drafting the nation’s only municipal equal benefits law that is transgender healthcare inclusive. Geoff has also focused on homelessness, affordable housing, economic development and tourism among other areas. Geoff, along with Councilmember Lisa Middleton, led the effort to transition Palm Springs from at-large elections to district elections to comply with and maximize the goals of the California Voting Rights Act.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Geoff will continue his long legacy of LGBTQ advocacy on the Palm Springs City Council.

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